Join us tonight for #FenFolksFriday free on zoom, where Nicola Oldfield will be speaking on ‘Following Vermuyden’s Footsteps’. Please book in advance:

We all know that Vermuyden was infamous in creating the Fens we love today, but have you ever wondered why, after 370 years, the infrastructure that manages water levels is still so important? Who looks after the banks, drains, pumping stations and the wonder that is the Ouse Washes?

From the Duke of Bedford Primary School to Chief Engineer of the Middle Level, Nicola will trace her involvement in Fenland drainage, following the engineers of the past and explain how Fenland drainage is managed today.  And she will try and answer that long debated question – why do engineers spend so much time standing around looking in holes?!

Please book via: Fen Folks Fridays – Fascinating Fens

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